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Thomas Moore Musgrave book reviews

8/11/2012 13:28 pm














Our new book "Thomas Moore Musgrave, Postmaster of Bath; Secret Agent" has had some great reviews. Read a few extracts below........

The Philatelic Explorer

This nicely produced booklet expands on Musgrave's colourful life, his family circumstances, the notable people with whom he dealt, has been 30 years in the making, and the product of assiduous but sometimes frustrating research. The forward by Sir Terry Pratchett sets the scene.

The Chronicle

The book tells us of Musgrave's rather secretive life in this country and abroad, his work as a secret agent for the government, and how, as Postmaster of Bath, he used a Penny Black stamp four days before it actually became valid.

"The Cornish"

The book is full of facts and much research has been undertaken into the life of Musgrave by members of the Bath Postal Museum.  The forward by Sir Terry Pratchett puts Musgrave's life into perspective and leads the reader into the full story.

Great Britain Philatelic Society - July/August Newsletter

It is unusual for postmasters to be the subject of a fascinating story; in fact I cannot recall another instance of this happening.  All too often they are fogotten heroes of the post and without them the whole system of collecting and delivering letters would never have taken off.  So a new booklet by the Bath Postal Museum is a very welcome addition to our history of the post, telling the story of the postmaster of Bath.